Armor & Mobility

AUG 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Understanding that the F-35 could be subject to hostile cyber environment, the F-35 Joint Program Office has a robustly resourced and recurring cyber testing activities across all spectrums of the program including air vehicle, training systems, mission software, reprogramming laboratories and logistics support systems. Throughout the F-35's development, the program has supported more than 2,000 cyber tests to safeguard against the continually evolving cyber threat. Improving Sustainment Efficiency The latest version of ALIS – version 2.0.2 – will soon be fielded at all F-35 sites. ALIS 2.0.2 integrates propulsion data for the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, which was previously accessible only through a separate system. This critical advancement will eliminate the need for multiple maintenance systems and contracted field service representatives to assist with engine diagnostics, analysis and maintenance. "The biggest improvement is the incorporation of the propulsion system within ALIS," said Senior Master Sgt. Jory Cyr, 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit lead production superintendent at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. "This alleviates the need to have multiple products to manually track time change items and inspection times. This ALIS update combines Air Vehicle and propulsion system times in one location." ALIS 2.0.2 also enables authorized users to tag assets like support equipment, tools and spares, facilitating the efficient collection and delivery of information to manage the logistics tail. ALIS simplifies the creation of deployment packages by determining what equipment F-35 squadrons take with them to operate away from their home bases. The system harnesses big data — linking supply chain and lifecycle management information with electronic planning tools to enable warfighters to better forecast part requirements and boost aircraft availability. While ALIS 2.0.2 is currently in the field, Lockheed Martin is nearing completion on ALIS 3.0, the final software release to close out the System Design and Demonstration phase of the F-35 program. After the delivery of 3.0, the F-35 Joint Program Office and industry teams will continue to make system improvements to ALIS and deliver increased capability to the warfighter. Airman 1st Class Michael Wilkins, a crew chief assigned to the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35 Lightning II aircraft, number 5079, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In addition to the sortie being the 3,000th in an operational F-35 at Hill, it also turned out to be Wilkens's first solo launch. (U.S. Air Force/Paul Holcomb) To Register, Download Agenda, & Explore Exhibit Opportunities AUTONOMY.DSIGROUP.ORG Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit September 26- 27, 2017 The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA REGISTRATION FREE FOR MIL & GOV SIGN UP FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEM Armor & Mobility | August 2017 | 11

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